Vulvar Procedures

A number of different procedures are offered for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismis
  • Lichen sclerosis

A partial hymenectomy may be recommended in certain cases of chronic vulval pain (vulvodynia) or vulvar vestibulitis- redness and inflammation near the opening of the vagina.

In a partial hymenectomy, conscious sedation is combined with local anesthesia, then the over-sensitive areas of hymenal skin are identified and surgically excised. Small absorbable sutures are placed as needed.

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